Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has urged both the governments of Uganda and Morocco to work on improving bilateral relations between them. Kadaga is on the first government high-level official visit to Morocco in over 40 years, and her main purpose is to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
“Not much is going on between us. I know we meet when we are playing football, and as parliament, we meet during the African Parliament Union and at the IPU but the bilaterals are something we need to develop,” Kadaga said.
While meeting Saad-Eddine El Othmani, the Moroccan Premier, Kadaga discussed possibilities for cooperation in education and vocational training, investment, banking, and tourism.
Kadaga also asked Morocco to arrange an exchange program between Ugandan and Moroccan students on tertiary institutions in order to learn something from them and vice versa.
During the visit, Kadaga also made a call to Mausolem Mohammed, a state building that contains the tombs of the Moroccan King and his two sons, late King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah.
It was after this that Kadaga suggested that Uganda needs to put in place a policy for cultural tourism because Uganda has several cultural centres which tourists would be interested in checking out.